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'That '70s Show' Star

Dead at 43

8/15/2013 5:50 PM PDT UPDATED: 8/15/2013 12:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0815_lisa_robin_kelly_getty2Lisa Robin Kelly -- who played Eric Forman's older sister on "That '70s Show" --  has died ... TMZ has learned.

The 43-year-old actress passed away in her sleep Wednesday night at a rehab facility in California.

We spoke with Kelly's agent who tells us the actress had just voluntarily checked herself in for treatment for an alcohol problem this past week ... and was determined to clean herself up.

The agent tells us, "She had been fighting demons for a while and finally lost her battle."

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Sources tell us Lisa had been in and out of rehab centers hoping to kick her alcohol problem ... and most recently fell off the wagon after a huge dispute with her estranged husband Robert Gilliam.

Sources say ... Kelly's estranged husband beat her last May to obtain residual money from her show. He was convicted of domestic battery last month and sentenced to 3 years probation. He also served 35 days in jail for the beating.

Lisa filed for divorce from Gilliam back in July.

We're told Lisa's new boyfriend brought her to rehab again on Monday ... but she went into cardiac arrest late Wednesday night and could not be saved.

The boyfriend blames her estranged husband for the relapse.

Sources connected with the attempted rescue tell TMZ ... when emergency responders arrived at the rehab facility, they found needle marks on both of Lisa's arms.

However, her BF tells us the reason for the needle marks is that he took Lisa to a hospital on Sunday -- because she had a .34 blood alcohol level ... and nurses made multiple attempts to insert a needle into her vein to extract blood. 

After several attempts, medical personnel were able to use a vein on the top of Lisa's wrist.

Kelly had been troubled for the past couple of years -- she was arrested at least 4 times in the past 3 years for DUI, spousal abuse and assault.

0815_lisa_robin_kelly_mugsBesides "That '70s Show," Kelly had appeared in several TV shows and movies including "Amityville Dollhouse."



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I DON'T GIVE A F    

Sad...

372 days ago
2.

Robert    

Can't say I'm surprised. Sad though

372 days ago
3.

Constance    

So sad...

372 days ago
4.

HooahJuice    

Tough luck and in other news, hundreds of Egyptians killed. Christian Churches are being burned and no one is saying $#it about it.

372 days ago
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Rob Zombie is King    

Too bad she couldn't kick those demons. RIP Lisa.

372 days ago
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Lindsay Lohan's Drug Dealer    

"Dumbass!" - Red Foreman

372 days ago
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CLINT    

Wow, this woman's had a tough few years. I hope she is finally at peace.

372 days ago
8.

Italia    

How sad! R.I.P.

372 days ago
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rosemaryxoxo    

Sad but honestly based on past events not shocking

372 days ago
10.

samael    

Oh that is so sad, what a painful life she had.
to the parent's - my condolences.

372 days ago
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KARMA K    

So sorry Lisa, RIP! Iv'e read things have been very hard for you in the last few years! I pray you are in a much better place now, and very happy! Im very sorry to your family and friends who are hurting!

372 days ago
12.

azneck1    

Sucks. RIP...

372 days ago
13.

Azoozazooz    

2013: great actors and singers die
justin biber still lives and walks naked. :(

372 days ago
14.

Lindsay Lohan's Drug Dealer    

Ok, so now we've got the Bachelor chick, this 70's Show chick.... come on Miley Cyrus. Complete the trifecta!

372 days ago
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BlackStallion    

RIP Lisa. I liked you on that 70's show and thought you were very talented and pretty. 43 is too young to be taken. Condolences to your loved ones.

372 days ago
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